Take Part in the #DevonVirtualGames and Compete Against Schools Across Devon
Welcome to the Devon Virtual Games Events, hosted and organised by Active Devon and the School Games Organisers.
The #DevonVirtualGames is the Devon Summer School Games with a twist as all competitions are virtual! If you are aged between 5 – 16 and reside in, or attend a school in Devon you can enter. And, you can enter as many of the competitions as you like.
The competition events consist of a number of challenges. The challenges have been designed to do at home, in your backyard, garden and at school should you be there. Or, using safe open spaces.
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The competition events will give you the chance to virtually team up with your classmates, represent your school and compete against other children and schools across Devon.
So, don’t miss out on taking part in this fantastic #DevonVirtualGames as it’s going to be a lot of fun!
If you haven’t yet done so, play the short video above to listen to Active Devon’s Lisa Alford introduce the #DevonVirtualGames. Or, read on to find out more.
When Do the Events Start and What Are they?
The series of safe and super fun competition events will run from the 18th May 2020 – 13th July 2020. There are six different events for you to take part in and enter. The first being a Walk, Jog, Run challenge. If you are at primary school you will have 20, 30 and 40 mile targets. Those in secondary schools will aim for 40, 60 and 80 miles.
The other events are ‘Sportshall’ Pentathlon, Boccia – Sock-ia, Dance, Get Creative and an Andy Murray 100 Volley challenge. There is also an extra final event which is a set of family-based challenges. These will run throughout the summer holidays.
Keep An Eye on New Events Going Live
The first event, the Walk, Jog and Run challenge will be launched on Monday 18th May! You can find all the details here.
With all the other competition events, a new one will be launched and shared on social media every Monday at 10am throughout June. Each competition will then be open for a limited amount of time.
In addition to this, we will publish the specific event details on our website here.
The School Games social media channels we will be posting on are:
- Facebook – @schoolgamesdevon
- Twitter – @SGDevon
- Instagram – @sgdevon1
Why not share your achievements with us too using the hashtag #DevonVirtualGames.
Individuals and Schools Can Win Fantastic Prizes!
In traditional Schools Games style, there are medals, certificates and award categories for each event.
All entries will also be included into a draw for the chance to win some great prizes. The school with the highest percentage of pupils taking part will also win a prize. So, make sure you tell all your friends from school so they can get involved too!
How Do You Enter?
Entering the #DevonVirtualGames competitions is really straight forward. For each competition event there will be separate event details and you will need to submit a separate entry form. Parents or guardians, you will have to help with this as you need to be aged over 18 to agree to the terms and conditions. To enter the event click on the online link within the specific event details.
We wish you the best of luck and hope you really enjoy taking part in the #DevonVirtualGames!
Now head over to listen to Tammy, who will explain about the first event, the Walk, Jog and Run challenge.
“Devon’s schoolchildren love taking part in the School Games. So, even though our normal event can’t go ahead, we wanted to create something virtually.
There is the added incentives of some great prizes. I am sure the hundreds of children and their schools will be keen to take part. It will continue our tradition of friendly rivalry across the county.” Lisa Alford, Project Officer at Active Devon.